Monkeykid (JIN): Gen. Jackson, general and commanding officer of the SimNational Legion has confirmed that his choices for command of the individual sub-legions have accepted their commissions and are to start their new assignments immediately.
Commanding the 1st sub-legion is Lt. Col. Katniss O. Sanchez. Lt. Col. Sanchez is a veteran of the the Twikkii campaigns and one of the top line officers, as an experienced armour commander. She is widely seen as the lending candidate to succeed Gen. Jackson upon his retirement.
The 2nd sub-legion is now under the command of Lt. Col. Benjamin F. Adams. Adams’ career has primarily been in logistics, where he has excelled.
In what some saw as a surprising choice, the 3rd sub-legion command was given to Lt. Col. Pollux Nova. Junior in rank to both Sanchez and Adams, Nova had been seen as a fine and up-and-coming officer, but has never seen combat and some argued he is a little too “gung-ho” to see action.
Lastly, commanding the 4th sub-legion is Lt. Col. Eliphalet Jackson. The son of the General, the outcry in what seemed like an act of pure nepotism was mitigated by the fact that there were few other officers to choose from, leaving the young, but well-liked officer a defensible choice. The command had been offered to both George Adams and Jasper Larson, but both declined and took positions in political leadership instead – Adams as Senator and Larson as Intelligence Minister.
In addition to naming his commanders, Gen. Jackson did confirm that he anticipates the 3rd sub-legion will perform a peace-keeping rotation on Twikkii Island during week nine.